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Insurance Professional, Jeff Rasmussen

August 28, 1970 – March 29, 2020 MADISON, WIS. – Aviation insurance agent, J. Jeffery Rasmussen, 49, of Merrimac, Wisconsin, passed away on March 29, 2020, following a short, but courageous battle with cancer. Rasmussen served as the president and … Continue reading

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A Flight To End Polio

Photos republished with permission © 2020, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue If you ask Peter Teahen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, why he is flying a single-engine airplane around the world, he will … Continue reading

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New Director At MidAmerica St. Louis Airport

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue MASCOUTAH, ILL. – The St. Clair County Public Building Commission (PBC), which oversees the operations at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (KBLV) in Mascoutah, Ill., has announced that Bryan Johnson has been selected … Continue reading

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Fond Farewell

From Kathy Vesely Assistant Director, MnDOT Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue In the year 2000, already 22 years into my MnDOT career, I applied for a transfer to the Airport Development Section (ADS) of the Aeronautics … Continue reading

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New CEO At Women In Aviation International

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue Women in Aviation International (WAI) has a new chief executive officer. Allison McKay, formerly vice president of the Helicopter Association International Foundation, has joined the 14,500-member strong organization, and will oversee the … Continue reading

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Meet Teresa Klein

Airport Land Program Manager WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue In October 2019, Teresa Klein joined the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA), as the Airport Land Program Manager. Klein is … Continue reading

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SEH Names Benita Crow To Lead Operations In Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota & Nebraska

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue ST. PAUL, MINN. – Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®) has named Benita Crow to lead the firm’s operations in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Prior to stepping into the … Continue reading

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Charlie Wiplinger Named CEO of Wipaire

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue SOUTH ST. PAUL, MINN. – Wipaire has announced that Bob “Wip” Wiplinger has entered semi-retirement and his son, Charlie Wiplinger, has been named to replace him as chief executive officer. Bob Wiplinger … Continue reading

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Black Leaves Cirrus, But Doesn’t Go Too Far

Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue DULUTH, MINN. – Longtime Cirrus Aircraft test pilot and regional salesman, Gary Black, has left Cirrus Aircraft after being with the company for decades. He is now working at Aerista, a partner … Continue reading

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Lucy Newell… New Zealand Pilot Working In The Canada Bush

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue While the demand for commercial pilots may be at an all-time high, the Canada fishing lodge company, Wilderness North in Thunder Bay, Ontario, is attracting pilots from as far … Continue reading

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